Erik Arnold

General Manager and Chief Technology Officer


Erik Arnold has a passion for applying technology solutions to the nonprofit sector and joined Microsoft in 2017 as the Global Chief Technology Officer for the Tech for Social Impact team in Microsoft Philanthropies. In this role, he leads Microsoft’s engineering product strategy for nonprofits and the United Nations. Erik also leads the Microsoft Philanthropies cloud software donation strategy, which provides over $1b in software and services to over 300k nonprofits each year. Prior to Microsoft, Erik served nine years as the Chief Information Officer at PATH, an international nonprofit focused on global health, and 15 years at a privately held Bill Gates startup. Erik is active in local, national, and international technology communities. He sits on the board of directors of Evergreen Goodwill Industries, Global Impact, Global Washington, and on the technology advisory boards for a variety of social impact organizations in both the public and private sectors.